by johnah on February 28, 2021
Hydrangea flowers are beautiful flowers that have been around since ancient times. They were used in religious ceremonies. Today they are used as decoration or for their medicinal properties. There are many types of hydrangeas, but all of them come from the same family (Hederacea). These plants grow in tropical regions and can reach heights up to 10 feet tall! The name “hydrangea” comes from Latin meaning “water lily”.
The most common type of hydrangea is the “dwarf” hydrangea. These plants usually grow to only about 2 feet tall and have long stems with few leaves. The flowers are small, white, and appear in clusters.
Some varieties of dwarf hydrangeas produce no flower at all; others may have one or two flowers, while still other varieties may have several flowers throughout the year.
Dwarf hydrangeas are popular because they’re easy to grow and require little attention. However, they don’t bloom until late spring or early summer. That’s why these hydrangeas are often called “fall colors.” The reason for this is that the plant doesn’t have enough time to develop its full color before it starts to dry out and die back during the winter months.
There are other types of hydrangeas. Some grow as tall as 10 feet! The flowers on these plants are also pretty and come in many different colors such as pink, blue, purple, red, and even striped!
These plants are popular because they bloom during summer and stay attractive for most of the growing season. They do require more attention than the dwarf variety. For example, they need to be planted in soil that drains well and isn’t allowed to dry out.
Another type of hydrangea is the “annual” hydrangea. These plants bloom once a year and then die. They produce beautiful flowers, but since they aren’t perennial, they don’t last very long in your garden.
They’re not the most popular type, but some people like to plant them anyway just to enjoy their beauty for a few weeks each year when they bloom.
These hydrangeas are grouped into three types:
If you live in an area that allows you to plant outdoors, then you’ll probably grow the “persistent” type of hydrangea. These plants can survive winter weather and are drought resistant! They produce flowers year after year and withstand temperatures as cold as -20 degrees Fahrenheit!
However, they may not be as colorful.
If you want to see beautiful color, then you should get the “conica” type of hydrangea. This type of plant is a little more finicky and doesn’t grow as well in extremely cold areas. They require soil that drains well and also like acidic soil (so you may need to do some tests to see if your soil is acidic enough).
These plants are the most colorful and can add a nice pop of color to your yard or garden.
Another option is the “paniculata” type of hydrangea. This type is a little less finicky than the conica. It also grows in a bush-like manner and produces beautiful color.
The paniculata does well in most climates, but it doesn’t have as much staying power as the persistent or conica types.
All of these plants can be planted either in soil or in containers. No matter what type you get, they’ll add great color to your yard or garden!
Hydrangeas are beautiful plants that can be used in different types of gardens. They can be planted in the flower garden, mixed in with perennials, or even as foundation plants near the front of your house! No matter where you decide to plant them, they’ll add a lot of color and beauty all season long.
In this module, you will learn whether or not a specific plant is a good fit for your garden. Certain types of plants work better with others, so it’s important to know what will thrive in your soil and in your particular growing conditions.
Every state has different growing conditions. The same type of plant may thrive in one state, but not another. For example, a plant that does well in Washington state may not do as well in Georgia.
That’s why it’s important to do your research!
The best way to learn about plants is to speak with someone who has experience. Perhaps you know someone who gardens or maybe you have a gardening friend online. If not, there are many gardening forums online where you can get reliable information and advice from people who really know their stuff.
Another way to learn more about plants is to visit your public library or local bookstore. You can ask the librarian for recommendations or find books on gardening that include photographs and detailed descriptions of certain plants.
Finally, the internet is an invaluable resource when it comes to learning about plants. There are countless websites where you can get detailed information on a huge variety of plants. Simply doing an online search for the type of plant you’re interested in will yield lots of useful results.
No matter which resources you use, it’s important to find credible sources. For example, the packaging that your plants came in probably isn’t the best place to find information. Instead, look for websites created and maintained by experts or professors.
It’s important to learn about the different types of plants out there so you can determine which ones are best for your garden or landscape. If you’re a beginner, it might be best to start small by choosing plants that are easy to grow and maintain.
Once you’ve settled on a plant, the next step is to decide where you want to put it in your landscape. It’s important to choose a location that has the right amount of sunlight and is close enough to walls, walkways, or other plants for it to get support and privacy.
Now that you know what type of plant you want and where you want to put it, it’s time to prepare the soil. Preparing the soil correctly will ensure your plant gets all the nutrients and moisture it needs to thrive.
If the soil in your garden or landscape isn’t great, you may want to think about amending it. There are different types of amendments you can add to your soil to make it lighter or heavier, wetter or drier, and more or less acidic.
Once you’ve prepared the soil, you’re ready to plant your new addition. Remember, plants need water to survive, so don’t forget to keep them well hydrated!
With a little research and preparation, you’re sure to have success with your new plants!
Sources & references used in this article:
Growth and flower initiation in hydrangea as affected by root restriction and defoliation by DM Yeh, HH Chiang – Scientia Horticulturae, 2001 – Elsevier
Remontant flowering potential of ten Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser. cultivars by JA Adkins, MA Dirr – HortScience, 2003 – journals.ashs.org
Rate of nitrogen fertigation during vegetative growth and spray applications of urea in the fall alters growth and flowering of florists’ hydrangeas by G Bi, CF Scagel, R Harkess – HortScience, 2008 – journals.ashs.org
Role of flower preservative solutions during postharvest of Hydrangea macrophylla cv. Bela by D Aros, C Silva, C Char, L Prat, V Escalona – International Journal of …, 2016 – rcia.uc.cl
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